Birdsville to Alice Adventure

Birdsville to Alice Adventure

In the early 1930s, only stock and camel trains would take the Birdsville Track, made famous by outback legend Tom Kruse. Explore these remote areas which still evoke a great sense of adventure.

In the early 1930s, only stock and camel trains would take the Birdsville Track, made famous by outback legend Tom Kruse. Explore these remote areas which still evoke a great sense of adventure. Stay in the historic Birdsville Hotel; climb the sand dune, Big Red; explore the boulder opal town of Quilpie and underground buildings of Coober Pedy; and take a camel ride in Stuart’s Well before arriving in the oasis of Alice Springs.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

9 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Travel the iconic Birdsville Track from Marree to Birdsville

• Explore the outback town of Quilpie, heart of Boulder Country

• Spend two nights in the iconic Australian Birdsville Pub

• Walk up Nappamerri (Big Red) in the Simpson Desert

• Ride a Camel at Stuart's Well

• Experience a guided tour of life underground at Coober Pedy

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 23 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Gunnedah
Passengers departing from Sydney will travel by coach to the Upper Hunter Valley, where our northern travellers will join us for lunch after their flight from Brisbane. In the afternoon, travel
across the Breeza Plains to Gunnedah for our overnight stay.
Gunnedah Mackellar Motel

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Day 2

Gunnedah – Roma
Travel through Moree on your way to Mungindi, on the border of New South Wales and Queensland, where you can stand in two states at once. Enjoy lunch by the river in St George and take some photos of the stately bottle trees lining the streets of Roma, a memorial to soldiers of the town.
Explorers Inn Motel - Roma

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Day 3

Roma – Quilpie
Visit Roma’s clay Bicentennial Mural depicting the famous Harry Redford Cattle Duffing. Pass through Mitchell, the gateway to the outback and sing along to Slim Dusty’s song ‘Charleville’
along the way. Keep your eye out for the precious gems that tell you that you’re in boulder opal country, Quilpie.
Quilpie Motor Inn

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Day 4

Quilpie – Birdsville
Birdsville is a small outback town on the banks of the Diamantina River between the sands of the Simpson Desert and the gibbers of Sturt’s Stony Desert. The Birdsville Hotel is an Australian icon, built in 1884 and rich in history. Enjoy a drink in this famous pub, a true destination in itself before checking into our air conditioned ensuite rooms.
2 Nights Birdsville Hotel

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Day 5

Birdsville
Challenge yourself to climb Nappamerri, known as 'Big Red'. This sand dune rises 90m above sea level and 35m above the plains. It is believed to be the highest dune in the desert, where a slow walk up will ensure you appreciate its mammoth height! At Birdsville Bakery, be adventurous and perhaps purchase a camel pie for lunch. This afternoon, explore the town at your leisure and the famous Birdsville Race Track.

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Day 6

Birdsville – Marree
Travel along the Birdsville Track into some of Australia’s most remote country. Stopping for lunch at Mungerannie Hotel, have your photo taken in one of the original Tom Kruse mail trucks; this oasis was once a supply point for drovers travelling north to Queensland. This afternoon tour Marree, founded on a series of artesian springs by farmers in the 1870s. Afghan camel drivers also made it their home, and many of their descendants still live here today.
Marree Hotel

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Day 7

Marree – Coober Pedy
Today we tick off some more iconic experiences when we join the Oodnadatta Track to the southern tip of Lake Eyre, stopping near the water’s edge for morning tea. Lunch will be at the famous William Creek Hotel with a population of 10—over lunch at the hotel you will meet most of the town! Cutting across the channel country to Coober Pedy, enjoy a guided tour, visiting an underground home and church, and the chance to see and purchase some opals.
Desert Cave Hotel

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Day 8

Coober Pedy – Alice Springs
Travel the Stuart Highway to Marla and then onto the Northern Territory Border for the perfect photo opportunity. At Stuart’s Well climb aboard a camel for a short ride at the foot of the James Ranges. Continue on to Alice Springs where we check in to our overnight accommodation.
Lasseters Hotel - Crowne Plaza

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Day 9

Alice Springs – Home
This morning take a tour of Alice Springs, including the old Telegraph Station, School of the Air and view Alice from Anzac Hill Lookout. Late morning we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $4,294 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $4,119 per person

Single Supplement available @ $568 extra

 

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops N Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Northbound) near
The Reject Shop, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave N Bus stop outside Ambulance Station (Northbound)
On Pacific Hwy opposite Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests N Bus Stop on Hobart Rd approaching Tauranga Rd
near Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Coles N Tourist Bus stop outside Coles
on Pacific Hwy (Northbound), Swansea
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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